Important funding application dates

ARC College of Experts - Nominations 2017

2016 Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP)

2017 Fulbright Scholarships (USA) for Australians - Now Open

Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme - applications now open

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ARC College of Experts – Nominations 2017

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is seeking nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals in all disciplines and strong emphasis will be placed on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise. However, this call for nominations is made with particular interest in a number of focussed areas (see page 2 CoE Nomination Kit provided via the link below):

The ARC is committed to improving the gender balance of membership on ARC selection committees and encourages women to nominate. In addition, nominations from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and from end-users across the private, public and not-for profit sectors are particularly encouraged. Please note that international nominees are eligible to apply on condition that they are able to obtain an Australian visa.

Research Funding Team Internal Deadlines:

Intent to Apply (email only)

Internal Deadline for Complete Nomination Forms for DVCR&I review

DVC(R&I) Nominations Announced

Final Internal Submission Deadline

ARC External Submission by Approved Delegate

COB 10/06/16

COB 24/06/16

COB 01/07/16


COB 22/07/16

Intent to Apply (email only) and Nomination Forms must be submitted to the FedUni Delegate (Ms Tina D'Urbano) at by the advised deadlines.

Nomination Forms must be approved by the DVC(R&I) and submitted electronically by the FedUni Delegate to the ARC by 5pm (AEST) Friday 22 July 2016.  ARC will not accept direct nominations from nominees (excepting those submitting as 'self-employed'). Nominees who hold an honorary or adjunct appointment with FedUni are also eligible to apply.

Prof Leigh Sullivan, DVCR&I, via Research Services, may approach individual staff members to speak to them about nomination and encourage them to apply.

Please review the Nomination Kit and Nomination Form before commencing (available via the links below):

ARC CoE Nomination Kit 2017 (Word Doc, 276 KB)

ARC CoE Nomination Form 2017 (Word Doc, 46 KB)

It is anticipated that nominees and nominating primary employers will be advised of the outcome in September - October 2016.

If you are interested in nominating, please liaise with your ADR/Director/Exec Dean in the first instance to discuss this opportunity and ask about internal faculty requirements.

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2016 Australia China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP)

The Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program (YSEP) is a joint initiative funded by the Australian Department of Industry Innovation and Science and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). It is supported by the Commonwealth of Australia under the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (science and research knowledge exchange).

This program builds on the earlier Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program which ran from 2006 to 2011 and the Australia-China Young Researchers Exchange Program which ran from 2012 – 2013.

The 2015 Exchange Program took place in November, with thirteen Australian researchers visiting China for 2 weeks and sixteen Chinese Researchers visiting Australia for 2 weeks.

The 2016 exchanges will take place 25 July- 6 August (Chinese scientists to Australia) and 30 October-11 November (Australian scientists to China).  Up to 20 Australian participants will be selected to undertake the two-week program.


**GEOI Deadline

Internal Compliance  Deadline

Final internal Deadline

External Deadline

COB 20/05/2016

COB 10/06/2016

12noon 17/06/2016

9am 20/06/2016

**Late GEOIs cannot be accepted.  ATSE will only accept THREE applications per eligible research or industry organisation and internal selection processes may need to be established.  

The Research Office (or authorised office) will be responsible for setting up its internal deadlines for application submission and selecting the best three candidates from within their organisation.

Further Information about YSEP

YSEP aims to provide a catalyst to bring together future science leaders from Australia and China to foster long term relationships to:

  • Increase early and mid-career Australian and Chinese researchers understanding of the cultures, particularly the science and research practices and systems, of the two countries;
  • Develop the researchers' leadership skills as future "science ambassadors" for Australia and China; and
  • Provide a catalyst for future Australia-China research collaboration.

YSEP also provides participants with exposure to higher order issues outside their scientific/technical specialty, including science and technology policy and best practice research management.

YSE participants are encouraged to establish professional relationships of mutual benefit to future scientific collaboration between the two countries. Exchange activities include a plenary orientation session with presentations by key policy and funding agencies.

The program in each country has three key components:

  • Orientation
  • Strategic placements to leading research institutes/universities
  • Debrief session at the conclusion of the exchange


Please see link to the guidelines and application form at

The Research Office must send the completed application form to by 09.00 (AEST) June 20 2016.

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2017 Fulbright Scholarships (USA) for Australians – Now Open

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission promotes education and cultural exchange between Australia and the United States in order to enhance mutual understanding and strengthen relations between the two countries. The Commission facilitates this through the implementation of the Fulbright program and other scholarships and exchanges.

If you are interested in a scholarship for study or research at a U.S. institution, please visit the Fulbright website for more information.

Applications for all scholarship categories open on Sunday 1 May should be submitted by Monday 1 August, 2016 (11:59pm AEST).  


GEOI Deadline

Internal Compliance Deadline

Final Submission Deadline

External Deadline

COB 11/07/16

COB 21/07/2016

10am  29/07/2016

Mon 01/08/2016

Please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Associate Dean Research (ADR)/Centre Director to by the GEOI deadline.

Note: As only some of these scholarships will be eligible for HERDC (Research) reporting, Research Funding Team will assess the information provided in the GEOI and advise applicants accordingly.

We strongly encourage potential applicants to review all information carefully including eligibility, selection criteria, timeline, FAQs, and most importantly the application form itself and its guidelines.
----- And to start their applications as soon as possible.  The application form and required information is extensive and will take some time for completing.

Further information for Australian Applicants about the Scholarships can be found on the Australian-American Fulbright Commission webpage:

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Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme – applications now open

DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst German Academic Exchange Service

The Australia-Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme is a joint initiative of Universities Australia and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany's national agency for the support of international academic cooperation.

It aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from Universities Australia member universities and German researchers from German universities and research institutes.

The scheme will support exchanges for Australian researchers to spend time at partner institutions in Germany and for collaborating German researchers to spend time at Australian universities. Researchers must be working on a joint research project with their German counterparts, rather than simply furthering their own individual research in Germany.

The support of early career researchers and junior scholars is a significant focus of this scheme.


Projects are funded for one or two years commencing in 2017.

Federation University, via the Office of the DVC Research & Innovation, has committed a maximum of AUD $12,500 funding for successful applications.

Although these applications are not HERDC reportable, due to internal panel selection requirements and Universities Australia processes, all applications must be submitted by the closing date to .

Further Information

Federation University contact officer for this scheme is:
Tina D'Urbano, Team Leader, Research Funding and Ethics:

Application Form, guidelines and further information can be found on the Universities Australia website:


Applications open on 4 April 2016 and close on 17 June 2016. Applicants will be informed of the DAAD review panel outcomes in writing in November 2016. Project funding will commence in 2017.

Please note the important dates below, including the internal deadline for the Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, due to by:

GEOI Deadline

Internal Compliance  Deadline

Return to Researcher

Final internal deadline to Research Funding

External Deadline






***** Please also check with your Faculty for any additional internal deadlines.

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If you have any queries regarding these grants, please contact the Research Funding Team at

For all research funding opportunities, please submit your Grant Expression of Interest (GEOI) form, signed by your Associate Dean Research (ADR)/Centre Director to by the GEOI deadline.

*Please also check with your Faculty ADR or Centre Director for any additional requirements.*

Budget support and information

For assistance with the Project Budget Costing Pro-forma, please contact